May 18, 2006 18:03 ET

The Montreal Alouettes/Rookie Camp Report: Day 1

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - Here's a recap of Day 1 at the Alouettes' Rookie Camp now taking place at the Campus du Fort Saint-Jean.

40 rookies

Today, 40 rookies took part in the first official rookie practice. The play was intense with several solid hits. Of those 40 rookies, approximately 30 will be with the team as full camp opens with Alouette veterans on Sunday.

Quincy Carter

The high-profile former Dallas Cowboy and New York Jet starting quarterback, Quincy Carter, had his first practice with the Alouettes today.

Coach Matthews' comments of the day

On rookie camp: "They're competing with each other now to get to the next level, full camp with our veterans on Sunday."

On Quincy Carter: "It's too early to evaluate his talent after just one practice. He should get comfortable over the next three days."

Dinwiddie absent

Quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie missed this morning's practice with symptoms of the flu. He should return by the week-end.

New arrivals: Marcus McGruder (defensive back - Wake Forest)

Stade Haut-Richelieu

The Alouettes will practice indoors at the Stade Haut-Richelieu for the duration of rookie camp due to inclement weather.


Tomorrow's Alouette veterans' golf tournament has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. All veterans who signed up to play will be available to journalists nonetheless, during a lunch at the Club de golf Saint-Jean at 320 rue Jacques-Cartier sud. Rookies will practice from 9 a.m. till roughly noon.

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-2776
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Noah Sidel
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-9544